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Society
10:03 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Miranda Rights for Students Questioned in Kentucky Supreme Court Case

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Whenever police question a person in custody, they’re required to inform them of the rights they have while being interrogated. This information comes in the form of a Miranda warning, which generally starts with the words “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law…” But when it comes to students in school, sometimes it’s not clear when the warning should be issued. One such case has made its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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Education
4:04 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Miranda Warnings Could be Required for Students

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The Kentucky Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling soon on whether public school administrators should give the Miranda warning to students when they question them with a resource officer present.

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Politics
9:12 am
Tue October 9, 2012

State GOP Turning to Young Activists To Help With State House Races

With less than a month to go before Election Day, the GOP has turned to their College Republican and Young Republican chapters to help push them over the top.

James Young is vice-chair of the statewide Young Republicans group. And he says his members are fanning out statewide to become the de facto campaign staff in state House races.

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Society
3:50 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

MSU Tweeting for the TODAY Show

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Murray State University is among schools competing to bring the NBC TODAY show's 4th Hour to campus. 

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Education
9:00 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Marshall Co. Joins Schools Moving to Standards-Based Grading

A Marshall County grading system change means no more “straight A’s,” and no more “F’s.” Marshall County School System this year began a plan to eliminate letter grades at all six elementary schools. The district has joined others across the state implementing a “standards-based grading system,” in which teachers measure learning based on skill sets. The first school to make the change is Central Elementary, with the other five district elementary schools coming on board next year.

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Education
4:46 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Preliminary Numbers Show MSU Students Up in Fall, Down in Summer

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Preliminary numbers show Murray State student enrollment is up this fall, after it dipped during the summer. University officials reported to the Murray State Board of Regents today that enrollment rose four percent from last year for this fall. And first time freshman numbers were up five percent. Summer class enrollment fell nine percent from last year.

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Education
10:45 am
Wed August 22, 2012

KY ACT Scores Improve, Still Below National Average

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Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their overall performance remains below the national average. State education officials say the average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011.

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Afternoon Update
4:10 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/27/12

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Today on NPR:  Chen Guangcheng is one of China's best-known activists for his fight against forced abortions. Security forces had been stationed outside his house for 18 months, but he managed to escape despite being blind. His exact whereabouts are unknown, but supporters say he's safe.

Kentucky Legislation:

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Education
3:14 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Beshear Speaks out on Student Loans Hike

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Governor Steve Beshear is adding his voice to one of President Barack Obama's top campaign issues. The president spoke at two college campuses this week urging Congress to prevent an automatic rate hike in interest on student loans from taking effect. Now, Beshear has penned a letter to all six members of Kentucky's Congressional delegation asking for them to block the increase. Beshear says if the rate hike goes into effect it will add an average of $940 to each student loan every year. The rate hike will affect more than 100,000 Kentucky students.

Student Debt
2:55 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

College Student Debt Surpassing $1.2 Billion Kentucky

A new report says college students in America are a trillion dollars in debt. Kentucky has seen a similar increase where annual student-debt climbed from $324 million in 1999 to almost $1.2 billion a decade later. Erin Klarer, who’s a vice president with Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, still says taking on such debt can sometimes be the right choice.

“You know we don’t want to blanket that all debt is bad but we do at KHEAA we want to encourage responsible borrowing,” said Klarer.

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